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Classic 90s Horror Movie ‘The Craft’ Is Getting A Remake

Classic 90s Horror Movie ‘The Craft’ Is Getting A Remake

Calling all horror movie fans: 1996 teen supernatural horror movie The Craft is officially getting a reboot.

The beloved 90s movie centred around four female misfits who start to practise dark witchcraft.

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In the cult movie, a teenager, Sarah, played by Robin Tunney, begins hanging out with a group of outcasts, played by Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell and Rachel True, who are rumoured to be witches, and the four of them start a coven.

The spells the group practise soon turn dark and sinister, with fatal consequences.

Blumhouse and Columbia Pictures have announced that actress and filmmaker Zoe Lister-Jones will write and direct the new version of The Craft.

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Lister-Jones herself shared the news on her Instagram page, sharing a screenshot of the announcement and writing: "Dreams. Coming. True" with a witch emoji.

According to a description on Production Weekly, the movie will be a "remake of the 1996 supernatural teen thriller. When starting at a new school, Hannah befriends Tabby, Lourdes, and Frankie and quickly becomes the fourth member of their Clique. Hannah soon learns that she somehow brings great power to the quartet." So, we can assume, the new version will have a pretty similar plot to the original film.

Lister-Jones will be joined in the creation of the remake by Doug Wick, Lucy Fisher and Jason Blum, the founder and CEO of Blumhouse Productions, known for producing horror films like Get Out and Happy Death Day.

Blum's working with Lister-Jones is interesting, after he previously made comments about working with female directors, saying that "We've always been trying. There are not a lot of female directors period, and even less who are inclined to do horror."

After an outcry over the comments, in which the abundance of excellent female directors was pointed out to him, Blum later apologised, posting a message on Twitter.

In his apology, Blum wrote: "Thank you for calling me out on my dumb comments in that interview. I made a stupid mistake. I spoke too quickly about a serious issue - an issue I am passionate about.

"We have not done a good enough job working with female directors and it is not because they don't exist. I heard from many today. The way my passion came out was dumb. And for that I am sorry. I will do better."

We can't wait to see what Lister-Jones will do with one of our favourite 90s classics.

Featured Image Credit: Columbia Pictures

Topics: TV News

Deborah Cicurel

Deborah Cicurel is a freelance journalist at Tyla. She writes entertainment, travel and lifestyle content for a variety of print and digital titles.

 

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